I started out by experimenting with different textures and patterns (stripes, polka dots, plaid, etc.). I walked around my house and took pictures of interesting textures - the wall, my stovetop, my carpet, wood grains, etc. Then I tried making them into an overlay on top of a solid color. Sometimes I took the texture picture and tried different filters on it to make it more random and not so identifiable. I came up with some fun grungy looking papers that way. Later I tried adding designs, etc. Just look around you and be inspired! Look at your local scrapbook store at what kinds of patterns and styles stand out to you or fit the theme you're working on? I'm not saying to copy anything, but use the inspiration around you!
Larisa ~ Garden Girl Designs
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